www.quiltsqq.com President: Martha Sanders
Our Next Guild Meeting is
Monday, February 14th, 2011.
for February: Red Floral
from the President
for a very warm welcome at my first meeting.
We were wowed with the unveiling of the fabulous new raffle quilt and
the presentation to dye for by Janelle Rebick.
We are so lucky to have our members share their talents! Thank you to
all. I hope to minimize the fluff and
add more stuff to the newsletters in the hopes of having less business and more
quilt times at our meetings, so please read on.
to think about quilting. Like we don’t think about it all the time? Small Wonders Quilts for a SOQS fundraiser are
due by April 15th. Most
shops in the area are offering a class on postcards for the Wendy’s Wish
project for sale in July at SOQS. Have
you signed up for one? Our Challenge
quilt is due at the July meeting. Your
block of the month is due at each meeting if you plan to take advantage of a
head start on your community ‘birthday’ quilt.
See the details in the Block of the Month section following.
Why do we
love Central Oregon? It’s the many
wonderful quilt shops. A nice spring
feature is the many new classes offered at those local shops. Don’t miss an opportunity to learn something
sweet if you tie one on, that is, an apron, at our Valentine’s Day
meeting! See you there.
The meeting begins at 7:00 pm. Unless you are assisting with setup, please
don’t enter the meeting room before 6:30 pm.
When you arrive at the meeting, remember to check-in at the membership
table and pick up your door prize ticket if you are wearing your cloth
name tag. As always, please turn your
cell phones off during the meeting.
Erin B. and Twyla B. have volunteered to bring
beverages and Jan S., Mary Ann B., JoJo P., and Mary Ann L. have volunteered to
bring snacks for our February meeting. If anyone finds they
cannot bring what they volunteered to contribute, please call Sadie R. @
389-2532. Thanks ladies.
Nonprofit Committee Update
filing the Guild’s Application for status as a Public Charity (501(c)(3)
organization), the Guild has received two letters from the Internal Revenue
Service (IRS). The first letter
acknowledged receipt of the application, assignment of the application to an
IRS agent for review, and commitment to provide a response within 90 days.
second letter came from the IRS agent assigned to review the application. He sent a list of questions about the Guild’s
activities and requests for additional documents. The Nonprofit Committee went to work drafting
a narrative to answer the questions. The
focus of these questions was to verify that the Guild’s primary purpose is
community service and education. Some of
our Guild members (and former Guild members) received calls from our Committee
as we tracked down documents. The most
difficult item to locate was a copy of the original Guild Bylaws approved by
the membership in 2000. It was
eventually found in a box of historic files.
We had 5 new members join in January. Please welcome: Zelma T., Kayla H.,
Meredith B., Cindy P., and Kate M. We would like to remind members when they win door prizes to
make sure they give storeowners an extra “Thank You” for supporting the Guild.
Reminder to members that haven't paid their dues: Membership
dues are to be paid by February 28th. Please pay your dues at the
February meeting or mail to me by the end of February. The new
roster will be sent out in March.
The book added to the library this
month is At Play With Applique: 7
Template-Free Techniques, 10 Step-by-step Projects by Dilys A. Fronks.
The February raffle book is Table
Toppers by Debbie Field. This book contains instructions for 18 table
toppers to celebrate nature’s seasons including lots of appliqué. Tickets are
$1 each/6 for $5. In addition, we will have a selection of books to check out
and you may return any books previously checked out. Thank you for your support
of the Guild Library. Let me know if you
have any questions.
- Bobbe Schafer
will share her love for aprons with us.
Bobbe will present: Aprons:
Memories from the Past, and maybe some of her patterns. If you want to view more information, please
go to www.bobbeschafer.com. Please wear an antique apron, if you have
March - Oregon Quilt Documentation. Martha Sparks from Salem will present the
purpose and process for preserving our quilts.
April - Jean Wells will present a
program named, ‘Color’.
May - Table Top Tips. Members may be enlisted to share their tips to
make quilting more fun.
June - TBA
July – Hawaiian Quilter. A friend of Sarah Kaufman will share Hawaiian
quilts, techniques, and maybe a dance!
- Quilt Show
October – Our guests will be two Idaho
quilters, Sharon Baker and Elaine Bowles.
Sharon creates Kimonos and Elaine creates art quilts. Elaine is
an art quilter who uses embellishments. Check
out www.laconnerquilts.com for an interview with Sharon. Go to past exhibits and scroll down to Sharon
and Elaine’s show in 2010.
Sharon’s website is www.kapamaker.com.
November - TBA
December - Holiday Party
The 2011 Mt. Bachelor Quilt Guild's Challenge Quilt
I am chairing the Challenge Quilt
this year and, with the board's approval, the theme is "What Women
Love!". This is your opportunity to
make that crazy quilt reflecting your love of chocolate cake, wine with
friends, laughing with family, birthdays, whatever it is that you love or you
know that women love...put it in a quilt! The dimensions are minimum 36x36 and maximum
64x64. Prizes will be awarded based on your creativity and more. Contact Marilyn@quiltworks.com if you have any
Monthly Food Drive
Sylvia and Norma
Please remember each month to bring
a couple of items for the Nativity Lutheran Church food drive. The list
of items needed is on our website. There
will be boxes in the lobby in which you may place them. The need is
GREAT!!! As the list changes, we'll advise. THANKS so
Nancy’s House –
NeighborImpact Family Shelter
I’d like to tell you all
about my favorite charity in Bend, and make you aware of ways you can help them
also. Nancy’s House is
a shelter for homeless families and it is a part of NeighborImpact. The facility, located in Bend, can
accommodate up to 5 families at any time. They accept families with children
less than 18 years of age, or women in the 9th month of pregnancy without other
children. Unfortunately, most of these are single-mom families. Nancy’s
House is a drug and alcohol-free shelter. The head of family must either be
employed or ready to participate in the JOBS Program. While at the facility,
the families receive assistance with budgeting, chemical-dependency issues,
skills training, support towards self-sufficiency, parenting, mental health,
and education referrals. Each family can stay at Nancy’s for only three
months. During that time, the facility
actively collects furniture and household items to allow that family to
move into an apartment in NeighborImpact’s transitional housing program or else
out on their own into private housing.
In the past I would take my
used stuff to a thrift shop, but I don’t anymore . . . and now I throw very
little away. A thrift shop just sells used stuff to people looking for a good
deal. I’d rather give my used stuff
directly to people who really need it! So what do they need? They
need everything to set up their new living quarters -- furniture, sheets,
towels, dishes, glasses, pans, flatware, cooking utensils and appliances, throw
rugs, office supplies, etc. Look around your house for more ideas.
In addition, they can always use canned
and dried food, or even a frozen turkey – just call and ask if you’re not sure.
If you purchase something new to replace something you have, please consider donating to Nancy’s House the
item(s) you replaced! Call 385-0301
during business hours, to arrange a time to drop off your tax-deductible donation.
2011 MBQG Quilt Show
The 2011 Mt. Bachelor Quilt
Guild Quilt Show will be held Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Pioneer Park, so
mark it on your calendars now. It seems
like it's a long way away, but it will be here before we know it, and there is
a lot to do. Many members have already
stepped forward to serve on various show-related committees. However, we still
need Chairs for the Quilt Collection and Transport Committee and the Set-up
The Quilt Collection and
Transport Chair(s) will OVERSEE people who collect quilts, log them in, keep
the inventory, attach labels and transport the quilts to the show. The Set-up
Committee will pickup the Sisters' quilt frames, set up frames and hang quilts.
If you have been involved in either of these areas and can help as either Chair
or advisor-to-the-Chair, we can really use your expertise.
If you can help on one of
the committees, or have questions, email Gayle G. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quilt Retreat - 2011
R. and Donna C.
This year’s retreat will be
held April 15-17 at the Seventh Mountain Resort. The cost of $250 includes
lunches and dinners, a lovely room, and door prizes. Come join us for three
days of sewing fun. Space is filling
fast! Contact Janelle or Donna for more
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show - July 9, 2011
If you're entering quilts in the show
this year, don't forget to e-register online -- right now! You can
still do this the old-fashioned way, by mail, of course, but online
registration is faster and "greener," so try it if you
can. Find all the directions for quilt entry at http://www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org/quiltentryinfo.htm.
Also, how about doing a SMALL WONDERS
quilt? Make a quilt that is 18-24" on a side (no larger), and
turn it in by April 15th. These little quilts will be exhibited in the
Sisters Library beginning in May, voted on and awarded prizes (five $100
prizes!), and sold during Quilt Show Week to benefit Sisters Parks and
Recreation. This is going to a fabulous exhibit -- be part of it! Simply make a 9 ½” block with the fabrics
provided, in any style, to be part of this colorful exhibit on
Quilt Show Day. You might be one of five winners, maybe even Best in
Show? I will have QUILT BLOCK CONTEST packets available for $8.00 at the
next several meetings. For more information, go to http://www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org/contests.htm#smallwonders0.
Now’s the time to start thinking
about being a VOLUNTEER at the show. Hostess shifts are only two
hours on Show Day. Sign up your visiting friends and family too!
Norma W., and Karen F.
Thank you for all the GREAT quilts
made in 2010! Thanks also for the black
and whites and browns plus backings that Norma asked for in 2010. With your donations, plus more backings from
CommQuilts, she was able to finish 17 adult quilts 60” x 74”ish for Cascade
Youth and Saving Grace. Thanks to the
following members have already turned in one or more quilts this year: Pris B., Jane D., Catherine E., Joanne M.,
Lisa N., Wynne O., Barb P., and Phyllis V.
Community Quilts will meet at Nativity
Lutheran Church, Wednesday, February 16th, from 11-3. We'll
have buckets of fabric and ideas; kits; batting; backings; and many
laughs. Please bring your BSS, sewing machine, works in progress, lunch,
food donations for the Food Drive, and join in on the fun. We'll have
room to help you pin your quilt, also.
New members should really make an attempt to join us to meet other
members and learn what CommQuilts is all about.
Long time members are also invited to stop by and say “hello”, drop off
your quilt, and pick up fabric for a new one!
February Birthday Wishes
If you have any news among our
guild members, such as births, weddings, illness or passing, please contact me.
Approximately 40 cards were mailed to
members in 2010.
Darlene P. and Ruth P. have had
surgery this month and I am sure they would enjoy a card to cheer their day!
Even if it has been a few weeks since the surgery, etc., a card is always a
welcome smile. See the Guild roster for addresses.
- Monday, February 14: MBQG
- March 18 -19 28th
Annual Quilt Show and Merchant Mall ‘Sew Many Scraps: Sew a Patchwork Quilt’. Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W.
Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick, WA. Admission $5, free parking www.tcquilters.com
- April 28,29,30, May 1: Central
Oregon Shop Hop
(Alphabetically by store name,
11th ST. Suite #1,Terrebonne,
Located one block east of Highway 97 in
Store hours: 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday
Happy New Year,
hKathy & Friends h
The Quilt Shack
NW 4th St, Prineville, OR, 541-447-1338 www.thequiltshack.com
Happy New Year from The Quilt
Shack! Our BOM's will be starting January 15, 2011. You still have
time to sign up! Just $5.00 a month includes:
blocks, sashing, boarder & binding. Plus, there are two BOM to choose
from, one is a mystery and the other you get to see with more information on
May your new year be a very special
and Friends f
NE Greenwood Ave. , Bend, OR, 541-728-0527
QuiltWorks Quilt Gallery - First Friday Reception February 4, from 5 PM to
7 PM. February’s exhibit will feature Camp Sherman resident Tonye Phillips as
the Featured Quilter. Tonye’s work as been recognized internationally; she is
an artist, author and whimsical quilter extraordinaire! The group exhibit will
feature the Sisters group, ‘Juniper Berries’ with an exhibit featuring their
row quilts. The exhibits will run through February.
Novel Quilt Idea - Quilts and ideas are underway and there is still time to
join the energy! The 2011 novel is Kapitoil
by Teddy Wayne. We’ve been in contact
with the author and he has promised to visit the shop and gallery. I think he’s
going to be in for a surprise when he visits us and sees quilts that were
inspired by his novel!
Winter Classes are starting; check our website www.quiltworks.com
to see what will fit your quilting style.
Long Arm Quilting Services have started, you can check our website for price
information or bring your quilt in and we can give you an estimate.
Join one of our Monthly Get
Togethers, everyone is welcome and they are all free!
Woolly Mammoths - the 2nd and
4th Tuesdays, Noon to 4 with Anna Bates
Sew-cial or “Sit ‘n Sew” -
every Thursday 3PM to 8PM with Crys
Modern Quilt Guild Interest
Group - 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 5PM to 8PM
Quilts for Kids - 3rd Sunday of
every month from 1PM to 4PM
Sew Many Quilts and Bernina Center
SE Wilson #170, Bend, OR, 541-385-7166 www.sewmanyquiltsinbend.com
Congratulations to all the new
officers and committee chairs at Mt. Bachelor Quilters Guild. We
hope you have a wonderful year!
Starting in March we will begin our
new wool block of the month called 'Pennies from Heaven'. This quilt,
direct from the designer, will be hanging in our shop from the first week of
February through the 24th. Be sure to come in to see this wonderful quilt.
We have some fabulous new Block of
the Month classes that are just starting. There is something for
everyone's taste whether you enjoy piecing, appliqué, hand embroidery, machine
embroidery or a combination of techniques. You can see photos of the projects
on our website under classes at www.sewmanyquiltsinbend.com.
We also have a number of "clubs" that you can join - everything
from A to Z including Saturday, Scrappy Quarter, Software, Machine Embroidery,
Hollyberries, Wool Crazy Clubs and more. We are also offering a large number of
classes at the shop.
Our SUPERBOWL Sale this
year will be the day before the Superbowl, February 6th. Come in and check
out the bargains we will have for you. Also, Bernina is coming out with a
Special Edition 830. If you've wanted to own one of these beauties, now is
As always we have a continuous flow
of new fabrics. Come to the shop, bring your show and tell, and let
us help you find fabric for your newest project. We appreciate all of our
h Gail, Sharon, and Staff f
Cascade,(P.O. Box 280, 97759) Sisters, OR, 541-549-6061 www.stitchinpost.com
What’s New at the Stitchin’ Post!
Class Schedules are now available - Don't miss the Class Preview Party on Saturday,
February 19th. Sign up that day and receive 10% off your tuition for all
regular classes (or sign up on line for the same discount).
Our new Quilt Show t-shirts and posters are now posted on the website for
pre-orders! We also have a number of new "signature items" that are
available by special order. “Nature’s Symphony”, the 2011 Quilt Show fabric designed
by Kathy Deggendorfer will arrive in April.
(Posters available in March.)
New fabrics: Just in! New Striped Fabrics from Kaffe Fassett and
Westminster. Echino linen-cotton blend prints from Seven Islands,
and Metro Café by Suzanne Ultman
for Robert Kaufman.
February classes include ‘Fabric Postcards’ with Tonye Phillips
(a special event in association with the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show and Wish
upon a Card), ‘New York Beauty’
with Ann Richardson, ‘Schlep Bag’
with Dawn Eby, and ‘Folded Log Cabin’
with Sarah Kaufman. Jean’s monthly ‘Intuitive
Color & Design Series’ also begins this month.
or call the store for more details.
hThe Stitchin’ Post Staff h
BJ's Quilt Basket
Badger Road, Bend, OR, 541-383-4310
Happy Valentines Day! Come in and see the new wall hanging we
just made with hearts, it’s darling!! You would still have time to get it
done before the 14th!! Be sure to join us for our Open House on
Monday, Feb 7th from 4-7pm – you will save on class fees & get your
class discount on supplies – come sign up today for a fun class!! You
also still have time to join us for our First Saturday Block of the
Month! It’s going to be a fun mystery this year, and the way it’s
designed will make it especially fun & more “yours” than any other we’ve
done! Come by to get more details! Or, work on the beautiful batik
version of ‘Joy ‘– another gorgeous queen size quilt that I could potentially
cover up to 6 yards of fabric in your quilt top for free!!! Can’t get any
better than that!
We also have a bunch of new fabric lines that just arrived, a cute chef
line with an apron & more, two very cute summery lines from Moda that you
have to see to love & lots of new batiks!! Also don’t forget to join
us for our guild appreciation night for your guild only – Sunday February 20th from
4-5:30pm – you will save lots of money, eat lots of goodies, and get lots of
door prizes!! See you at BJ’s – it’s the quilting place to be!!
Cynthia’s Sewing Center
Badger Road (inside BJ’s), Bend, 541-383-1999 www.cynthiassewingcenter.com
Check our website for special classes,
demonstrations and new products available.
We welcome you to visit our store
for new product demos and information.
Jerry, Lisa, Ann, Bob, Kris, and Elaine f
High Mountain Fabric
S Hwy 97, Redmond 548-548-6909
Check out all our new fabrics
and our special SALE area. Remember
our new hours: T-F 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. It’s worth the drive to Redmond!
Hwy. 97, La Pine, OR, 541-536-2360 homesteadquiltsonline.com
Drive down to see
our new collections of fabrics. We have
new things arriving each week. Check
out our website for classes and new arrivals.
Hope to see you soon!
h Cathy and Staff f
Material Girl Fabrics
NW 7th St., Redmond OR 97756, 541-923-1600
has some great new fabric! ‘Soul Blossom’ by Amy Butler in quilting
cotton, laminates and home dec. ‘Celestial
Dreams’ by Laurel Burch, ‘Giddy’ by Sandy Gervais, ‘Sugar Pop’ by
Liz Scott and ‘Marzipan’ by Julie Pashkis. We have Rayon Batiks, more Cotton
Lawn and more cotton knits from Michail Miller.
quilters get a 10%, except on Saturdays, when it's 15%!
h Leslie and Staff h
Morrows Sewing & Vacuum Center
NE 3rd St., Bend, OR, 541-382-3882 www.morrowssewingandvacuum.com
We look forward to seeing you this month---stop by and see
our new products!